WHY HYALURONIC ACID IS A MUST HAVE IN YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE
Why you need Hyaluronic Acid
You may have heard the words Hyaluronic Acid (HA) pop up in the skincare world and even seen it is an ingredient in our Hydro-Boost Mist. While it may sound like something that should be used in a science experiment, the truth is this miracle ingredient is doing wonders for our skin.
Not just the latest buzz word in beauty, Hyaluronic Acid is hailed as a revolutionary natural molecule that stops and even reverses ageing. Naturally occurring in our body, its job is to improve skin hydration, stimulate production of collagen, work as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger. It also helps to maintain skin elasticity and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties
Around half of our body’s Hyaluronic Acid is found in the skin. Through ageing and sun exposure Hyaluronic Acid levels in our bodies decrease by a significant amount over time. Therefore, adding this ingredient back into our skin through our beauty regime is a great idea, with so many different benefits.
The top 5 reasons why Hyaluronic Acid needs to be part of your skincare routine:
Keeping our skin hydrated is extremely important for supple, glowing skin. Whilst it is important to keep your body hydrated on the inside by drinking plenty of water, Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can aid your skin by retaining moisture. Holding up to 1000 times its own weight in water, HA binds to water helping your skin to stay moist, elastic and healthy.
2) Fights Wrinkles
As we age, our natural Hyaluronic Acid levels deplete, and that loss of moisture means drier, rougher and lined skin. Applying HA to your skin helps by improving the texture, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles leaving your skin looking plump and dewy.
3) Improves Skin Elasticity
With the decrease in Hyaluronic Acid production as we age, also comes the loss of elasticity in our skin. As a result, our skin does not look as smooth or plump, skin can hang loosely and becomes more transparent. HA can improve the firmness and elasticity of our skin, therefore improving the appearance.
4) Antioxidant Properties
Hyaluronic Acid has antioxidant properties, which means it can help protect against free radicals such as pollution, UV rays and harsh chemicals. HA helps to form a protective barrier for your skin, meaning less damage resulting in healthier, happier, beautiful looking skin.
5) Calming and Soothing
Even though Hyaluronic Acid isn’t used to treat acne, it can certainly help to minimise breakouts and calm the skin. Many breakouts occur when there is an over production of oil, sometimes the result of our skin being dehydrated. Our skin produces excess oil to compensate for the lack of moisture, which can lead to the oil mixing with dead skin cells and becoming stuck in your pores.
Hyaluronic Acid has so many benefits it makes sense to follow nature’s lead and provide our skin with the tools to look and feel it’s best. If you aren’t currently using Hyaluronic Acid in your skincare regime, we highly recommend that you do!